Given the events of the last few months, I don’t believe our Lord could make how He wants us to operate our business any clearer. If you allow Him, He will show you the will for your life and the path forward. You must be willing to trust and have faith in Him. That’s never an easy task, especially if you’re a get-r-done kind of guy like myself.
I never envisioned most of what has taken place over the last 15 years. It’s been an incredible ride so far and it’s just getting’ started…imagine that at 58, you’re never to old! I’m starting to understand, in a very small way, how Abraham, Moses, David, the disciples and others of faith must have felt as they were compelled forward in life while walking the path the Lord laid before them.
First, let me thank our Father for His hand in our lives and everyone for your prayers. Last night we received word the big contract we’ve been waiting on has come through. We will make the details public as soon as we can.
As I look at the last 15 years, I can see how our Lord has orchestrated our lives for this day. His hand of preparation is distinct and individualized.
Our business journey started in 2001 when we built our first website for JAMA Racing Ministry. I think about our abilities then and now, the contrast is striking. We started working in video and live streaming when I was employed at Your Way Network in 2005. That same year we would start building commercial websites.
It seems when God is wanting to get my attention, He sends message after message with the same theme. These days I’m hearing we (the body of Christ) need to press in deeper with Him. The only way I know how to do that is to spend time with Him through scripture, prayer, teaching and worship.
Now, before we go off the deep end, I’m not talking about hours and hours here, unless you are led to do that, I’m talking about intentional time. It doesn’t matter when, each of us are wired differently, just that you take the time to do it. So pick a part of day that works for you and be intentional with Him.
One would call me an eternal optimists. For the most part I see the good in life. I choose to look at the positive. For instance, what should I do if the big contract we are waiting on does not come through? No need to kick the dog or scream at the wife or throw something, it’s time to ask the Lord what’s next? If He’s been faithful to this point and the thing you are waiting on does not happen, then there is a reason. The hardest thing, accepting that we may never understand why it did not happen.
In that moment, doubt in our Lord can and will creep in, it happens, it’s normal. When I find myself in this place, I’m reminded of all the things the Lord has done for me. Where He has brought me from, where he is taking me to and all of the promises He has made to me.
This is a great example of how the Lord works in our lives. Don’s wife was spared thanks to a prayer from a friend, a wonderful example of those “God Things” that happen in our lives.
Understanding God’s will for your life can only come from one thing, your relationship with our Creator.
The very first Sunday school classes I took, when I returned to the Father’s house, was taught from Henry Blackaby’s ‘Experiencing God’.
Out of everything I heard in that course, I remember the following principle. When seeking God’s will, He will guide you in these ways: through the Bible, prayer, fellow Christ followers (the Church) and the circumstances of life. While the first three are easy to understand, what does ‘the circumstances of life’ mean?
I don’t believe I can add anything of value to this devotional. This is how our company sees it’s work. We glorify Him in everything we do.
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TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving (Col 3:23-25).